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Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Richard Finn OP

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book examines the various sources, distinctive forms, privileged recipients, and likely extent of almsgiving in the churches of the later empire. Almsgiving was crucial in the construction of the ... More


Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian

Cornelia B. Horn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199277537
eISBN:
9780191604171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores anti-Chalcedonian asceticism in Palestine, an area that has so far been relatively neglected in academic studies. Anti-Chalcedonian asceticism in Palestine is significant because ... More


Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Jacqueline Howard

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first full-length study of Gothic to be written from the perspective of Bakhtinian theory. The author uses Bakhtin's concepts of heteroglossia and dialogism in specific historical ... More


Evagrius of Pontus: The Greek Ascetic Corpus

Robert E. Sinkewicz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259939
eISBN:
9780191698651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Evagrius of Pontus (c.345–99) was one of the most prominent figures among the monks of the desert settlements of Nitria, Sketis, and Kellia in Lower Egypt. Through the course of his ascetic writings ... More


The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Graham Gould

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book studies the life and thought of the Christian monks of 4th- and 5th-century lower Egypt. It works from collections of their sayings and stories which were compiled in the late 5th century ... More


Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Webb Keane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in ... More


Introduction

Cornelia B. Horn

in Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199277537
eISBN:
9780191604171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277532.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the main focus of this study, namely the career of Peter the Iberian, drawing on the extant historical, literary, and hagiographical sources. ... More


The Sign of Perfection: The Anti‐Chalcedonian Ascetic as Bearer of the Cross

Cornelia B. Horn

in Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199277537
eISBN:
9780191604171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277532.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter shows that Abba Isaiah and Philoxenus of Mabbugh were influential contributors to anti-Chalcedonian theological and ascetico-spiritual perspectives in Palestine. They provided an ... More


Conclusion

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter reflects on the significance and the lessons of Cassian's work. It provides the answer to the question of why Cassian put such an effort into his strategies to win a hearing for his ... More


Monk Unique

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0038
Subject:
Music, Popular

“The Unique Thelonius Monk” received excellent reviews. Nat Hentoff in “Down Beat” gave it “four and a half stars” because Monk remains “one of the insatiably, irrepressibly, and valuably individual ... More


 Neither Married nor Given in Marriage: Singleness and Salvation History

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Water Is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195315431
eISBN:
9780199872022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315431.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Augustine's thoughts on singleness via salvation history. Many have held, following Paul in 1 Corinthians 7, that celibacy is the better state of life for Christians, and the ... More


Monks and Monasteries

Volker L. Menze

in Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534876
eISBN:
9780191716041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534876.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The third chapter focuses on non-Chalcedonian ‘Monks and Monasteries’ as a crucial factor for the establishment of the Syrian Orthodox Church. After the non-Chalcedonian bishops had left their sees, ... More


Participation and Exclusion

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 considers prasāda as praxis, and how beggars, gods, kings and monks engage with it, try to engage with it, or ignore it. A close reading of the four parts of the Nagarāvalambikā-avadāna, is ... More


The Spectrum of Tradition and Modernism

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter charts a variegated continuum between traditionalist and modernist Buddhists by providing five composite profiles of Buddhists: a British “Buddhist sympathizer,” a traditional Thai ... More


 Celibacy in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism

John Powers

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The historical Buddha insisted on celibacy for monks and nuns because suffering was caused by ignorant craving and because sexual relations encouraged attachment to the world. Both functioned as ... More


 Celibacy in East Asian Buddhism

John Kieschnick

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chinese and Japanese Buddhism manifested a wide diversity of practice within a cultural context in which there were many obstacles to celibacy. The cultural image of Buddhism was harmed in China by ... More


Palestine in Late Antiquity

Hagith Sivan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers an unconventional study of one corner of the Roman Empire in late antiquity, weaving around the theme of conflict strands of distinct histories, and of peoples and places, ... More


The Periphery of Dreams and Deserts

Hagith Sivan

in Palestine in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

To reflect on the formation of landscapes in late antiquity, it is useful to start with mindscapes — the terrain of dreams and of dialogues beyond the limits of time and space. This chapter argues ... More


Purgatory in Bede and Boniface

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how purgatory was described and understood in the works of Bede and Boniface. Particular attention is given to Bede as the author of works in which purgatory was given ... More


Misbehaving Managers

Jonathan A. Silk

in Managing Monks: Administrators and Administrative Roles in Indian Buddhist Monasticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326840
eISBN:
9780199852079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326840.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist accounts would normally portray administrators as those who are involved in certain unlawful acts and are undergoing karmic effects because of such wrongdoings. Many of these narratives can ... More


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